April 11, 2012 13:46 IST
Katrina Kaif has had a tough shooting schedule in London recently, but that's nothing compared to what she has gotten herself into now.
The actress who has never done an action film before, has started intensive and specialised fitness training for her role in Dhoom:3 opposite Aamir Khan.
For the next 10 days, the actress will be training for four hours every day at the Yash Raj studios. "The sessions are basically to determine what my stamina is like and how much I can take. Which is what is scaring me," Katrina said.
Katrina's not new to fitness. But what she's not used to are gruelling workout sessions that would leave her body thoroughly exhausted. "That kind of working out is just too draining. Particularly, when you are not used to that kind of extreme physical strain. Your body ends up feeling worn out. It starts craving...you know...rest and food. After those four hours of working out, I will be like dead for the rest of the day," she added.
Rumours are that Aamir will be playing a ballet dancer in the film. Is Katrina's role similar? While she doesn't want to divulge any detail, she is all praises for her co-star. "Just look at him. He's maintained himself so well. It's amazing. Even Hrithik, he's always so fit. Women can't work out so strenuously like that, you know. Our shoulders are not so strong. You ask a woman to do pull-ups and you'll know," she said.
Katrina believes it's not a good thing to subject one's body to such erratic fitness phases. "However, I thought that if I needed to do a role of this kind, it had to be now. I won't be able to do justice to such roles after I get into my 30s," she added.
Katrina has been trying to build her stamina slowly. But body flexibility could be a slight issue, she suspects.
"I don't think my body is very flexible. What if they find I can't do some of the things required for the scenes? This is a huge challenge; sometimes I don't know why I sign up for such roles. Why can't I just stick to the sarees, eat what I want and be happy?" she said with a smile.